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Student attacked in downtown Toledo

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A teenager attacked in broad daylight by a stranger, and Toledo Police are still looking for the suspect. It happened at a bus stop on Washington and 14th Street just before noon Thursday. Now officers are warning women and students to be safe.

Police say a 14-year-old female who attends an area school was attacked. One young woman, who didn't want to show her face, was shocked.     

"Its like to really scary to hear something happened like that," she says.    

Sources say the student got out of school early, when the suspect approached her and tried to carry a conversation with the teen.  The teen got concerned and attempted to head back to her school. That's when the suspect grabbed her and punched her several times.

According to the police report, the student was transported to a local hospital. Sources say she was kept overnight for observation.       
     
The young woman we spoke with says she catches the bus in downtown Toledo all the time.
She says she'll be more aware of her surroundings  

"I have my head phones on but I usually turn them down low that way I'm aware of my surroundings and I always check in front of me and behind me," says the 23-year-old woman.  

School educators encourage students to walk in groups if possible and to stay alert.  Do not allow yourself to be distracted by your cell phone or anything else.

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